Industry Canada

Industry Canada

November 16, 2010 14:00 ET

Minister of Industry Promotes Collaboration with the Americas and Touts Canada as a Prime Investment Destination

ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - Today, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, concluded two days at the Americas Competitiveness Forum — one of the premiere forums for business and government leaders from the Americas to debate and discuss some of the challenges in the Western Hemisphere.

"In this time of economic recovery, our government remains committed to our policy of promoting a freer flow of capital, ideas and people between Canada and our hemispheric partners," said Minister Clement. "Impressive economic development is taking place in the Americas, and Canada has much to offer businesses looking to invest. We know from experience that freer trade helps create prosperity for all."

During his participation at the forum, Minister Clement met with a number of key business and political leaders from the Americas, including U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Mexican Secretary of Economy Bruno Ferrari Garcia de Alba. Minister Clement delivered an address to Canadian and American business leaders at an Invest in Canada breakfast seminar hosted by the Consul General of Canada in Atlanta and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. The Minister also opened the Presidential Plenary session of the forum, which was attended by presidents and vice-presidents from countries across the Americas.

The Americas Competitiveness Forum attracts over 1000 senior business leaders and government officials from across the Americas. For more information, please visit the Americas Competitiveness Forum website (

Contact Information

  • Office of the Honourable Tony Clement
    Minister of Industry
    Lynn Meahan - Press Secretary
    Industry Canada
    Media Relations